Friday 27 April 2018

B&B owner offers free accomodation and breakfast to people stranded in Hurricane Ophelia

People brave the winds and rain on Howth Pier pictured this afternoon at the height of Hurricane Ophelia Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
People brave the winds and rain on Howth Pier pictured this afternoon at the height of Hurricane Ophelia Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A Dublin bed and breakfast is offering all of its rooms - and a breakfast - for free for anyone who is homeless or stranded tonight.

Priscilla Grainger, owner ofLeitrim Lodge on the Navan Road, said she is offering complimentary accomodation as a gift to anyone who is stranded.

"It's bed and breakfast, and it's complimentary for tonight."

"Basically it's anyone who's homeless so they're not sleeping on the street tonight, or anyone that can't get home and we have parking here as well if they need to bring their car."

"We have two homeless people coming in, and another four later on. One person was homeless and is drug and drink freeand so I said I've no problem taking them in. Dublin City council have been on to me and offered to pay me, but I said 'no' I'm offering this for free."

Ms Grainger said she still has two rooms available, which can accomodate two people each.

"In the bedrooms we have in-room breakfast, we have a continental breakfast, so it's cereals, fruits, juices, teas and coffees. So they'll be able to have a shower and be warm tonight, and have some food tomorrow."

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